Katie asked me several months ago if I wanted to join them on their Cornwall holiday in June. Of course I said yes, and on 13th June we packed our stuff and headed of to Tredethick Farm!
It took as almost all day to get to Cornwall,with all those horrible streets were it was inevitable not to get into a traffic jam. Once arrived we explored the farm a bit, and it really is a holiday farm for rich big city families with small children. They have a soft play area, a swimming pool, a play barn, an enormous trampoline, scooters and mini-tractors, a play ground and animal feeding every morning and pony riding every monday and wednesday. For the grown ups, there is a hot tub.
Our cottage was lovely, and we really had everything, even a TV (quite a big one), which I have to say I didn´t expect, but well.
The day after we arrived, saturday, we fed the animals in the morning (I was allowed to feed the chicken!!!), and in the afternoon we went to Restormel castle. Amy and Ella loved it, and I loved it because the view from the castle was marvellous.
The next day we went to Lanhydrock, a victorian country house. It was interesting, and bigger than it looked from the outside.Then we had a picnic, and after that I went to see the gardens of Lanhydrock on my own, as Amy and Ella preferred to play at the play ground.
Monday was quit, but in the afternoon I walked the Farm Trail, a walk suggested by our cottage information folder. I walked all the way to the hamlet of St Winnow, where I made the acquaintance of possibly the friendliest dog I´ve ever encountered.
On tuesday I went to "The Lost Gardens of Heligan" on my own. It was brilliant, and even the weather cheered up as soon as I arrived there! I also had the amazing opportunity to make a video of a friendly robin.
On wednesday we all went to Fowey (say "Foy"), a village next to the river Fowey. We had lunch there and then I wandered around for a bit, looking at the shops and enjoyed the sight of the river.
On thursday, our last day, we went to the beach. That was the only thing I asked for and really wished to see before I go back home. It was a breathtaking sight, and after our lunch at the beach I walked along the beach, and then just sat down and watched the people and the sea, listened to wind and smelled the salt in the air. I´m really going to miss the water once I´m back in Germany.
On friday, I went back home with the train, as the back of the car is rather narrow with two children´s seats in and almost no space for my shoulders. And also, my family decided to visit Katie´s parents and stay for the night, so I´m quite happy I could go home on my own and sort some stuff out.
I have to add that every day Amy went swimming in the swimming pool and both girls went to the soft play area. They loved it, and it was really difficult to get Amy to do other stuff as well.
And as there are too many pictures to upload all of them, I´m just presenting you my absolute favourites!
The hamlet of St Winnow
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
And here is the video of the robin!